Formed from the ashes of Eddie LaFlash's and Laken Stokes' previous project “Hopscotch and the Tickled Fancy's”, Decent News is a furious fusion of industrial metal and American Hardcore.
Founded in 2016 by Eddie LaFlash (Guitar, Synth, Vocals), Collin Maynard (Drums, Synths), and Laken Stokes (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Synth), the project's first self-titled demo was released on October 13th, 2017.
Though raw and gritty, these songs would serve as the foundation for the project and would eventually come back to life on future releases. However, it only took Decent News two months to start seeing their true potential as they fired off their next single “Skin Puddle / Deafland” on December 8th, 2017. This release saw the emergence of Caleb Moore taking over vocal duties and also served as a teaser for their upcoming debut album “Filth”. From an amateur understanding of recording and producing, the clean cut sound found on “Skin Puddle / Deafland” was eons away from anything on their demo. Taking queues from such band as KMFDM and Front Line Assembly, the project produced two pummeling tracks of pure mayhem.
January of 2018 found Decent News hyping up their upcoming album “Filth” with a brand new single titled 'Halogen'. With the help of their newfound record label Machine Man Records, the band was able to reach a wider audience and infect them with their destructive synthesized metal and industrial hybrid. With a demo, two singles, and a new record label signing under their belt, it was finally time for Decent
News to unleash their ultimate beast.
In March of 2018, Decent News released their twelve track album “Filth” via Machine Man Records. Once again tapping into their roots as a savage blend of industrial mayhem, metal noise, and pounding
percussion, “Filth” serves as the perfect introductory point for anyone trying to understand what Decent News is all about. The simplistic cover art of the album (Designed by Conner Michael) showcasing what is
basically a crack house addicted and devoted to the television, “Filth” came to be a stark socio-political commentary in the modern age. “Filth” was released in both limited edition CD and digital formats, with a
Decent News logo decal also available for ordering.
Decent News was not content with just releasing “Filth” and leaving it alone. Instead, the project decided to bring along a massive amount of talent from the likes of industrial rockers Chmcl Str8jckt to the post-
apocalyptic pop of Ferus Melek for a brand new remix album. “Filth: Remixed” released via Machine Man Records on August 3rd and contains another helping of industrial chaos produced from bands in the international scene.
The 30th of February
The 30th of February started off in a basement in February of 2007 under the name One Sock. The lineup has been changing constantly since their formation. However, founding members Ant and Kevin enlisted the help of Dylan and Matt, who has stuck around for the longest so far, finally finding their sturdy lineup they've been searching for seven years.
With a pretty diverse musical influence of the members going from grunge and indie, Melodic and alternative poppy songs, pop punk, and classic rock, The 30th of February is definitely something different for people that are tired of the same old bands doing everything that's already been done before.